July 11, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 28

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Becoming KentuckyOne:
Signs of Change

KentuckyOne Health is preparing to install new exterior branded signage at all facilities and off-site provider locations to reflect the KentuckyOne identity. There are several exciting activities planned to commemorate this historic milestone in our Becoming KentuckyOne journey, including on-site celebrations and a selfie photo campaign

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Value-Based Behavior Guidelines Build KentuckyOne Culture 

What should Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence look like in practice across KentuckyOne? Questions like this from employees guided a team that worked to further define our shared Values as part of the effort to build the KentuckyOne culture. Download these behavior guidelines

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Have You Visited the Recognition Website? 

Have you checked out the new KentuckyOne Health Employee Recognition Program website yet? Use the site to give and receive recognition, earn points, celebrate service anniversaries and redeem points through a shopping site with thousands of choices.  

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The first 10 people who sign up are eligible for 1-on-1 nutrition consults!

Weight Awareness Program Begins July 28 in Louisville Market 

Have you been interested in losing weight but just need a little motivation to get going? KentuckyOne is offering a new 10-week weight awareness program that is running in conjunction with the Healthy Spirit quarterly theme of “Fuel Your Spirit” and could earn you 25 wellness incentive points. The program is free and runs from July 28-Sept. 29 ... 

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Congratulations to Our SafetyFirst Outstanding Managers 

A SafetyFirst Outstanding Manager is one who goes above and beyond for safety, empowering their employees to practice safe behaviors. He or she encourages and supports SafetyFirst work. Every quarter, KentuckyOne honors a manager at each facility with this important award. Managers are nominated by Safety Coaches and frontline staff ... 

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Close the Communication Loop 

By taking an extra moment to use read-back and/or repeat-back techniques to close the loop in your communication, we are able to prevent errors from occurring. It helps us by clarifying any misunderstandings up front before a mistake is made. Be a SafetyFirst role model and make a real difference. Every member of the clinical team plays a key role in the SafetyFirst initiative. 

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KentuckyOne Leadership Changes 

Amy O’Connell, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, has been named the new system director of CIN support services at KentuckyOne Health Partners, our clinically integrated network (CIN). Amy will be helping the newly formed organization to coordinate care to accelerate improvements in the patients’ experience, the providers’ experience and reduce unnecessary costs.  

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Foundation Golf Event Raises More than $100,000 

The 25th Annual Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament was held on June 9 at the University Club of Kentucky. This event raised more than $100,000 for mission and outreach services of Saint Joseph facilities in the Lexington area. 

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Watch for the Summer Issue of Spirit 

The summer issue of Spirit is being mailed to employees’ homes this week. This issue has a family focus and highlights CHI’s adoption benefit. You'll also find information about expanding clinically integrated networks for the CHI Medical Plan in 2015; maximizing the 401(k) employer match; and participating in “Fuel Your Spirit,” the third quarter wellness campaign focused on nutrition. 

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More Volunteers Needed for Kentucky State Fair; Sign Up Today! 

Thanks to everyone who has signed up to support and represent KentuckyOne at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 14-24. At least 30 volunteers–clinical and non-clinical–are needed each day to staff our exhibit. Help with registration, provide health screenings and information, and assist with our giant inflatable interactive heart. Enjoy several perks and prize drawings! Sign up at

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Flaget Receives National Recognition for Support of Perioperative Nursing Certification 

KentuckyOne Health Cancer Program Honored for Exceptional Care 

CHIPS Transitions KentuckyOne Ambulatory Clinic Employees  

Dr. Luyen Van Cao Joins KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates 

Amy Nunn Joins KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates 

Frazier Rehab Institute to Host “Walk to Victory Over Paralysis” 

Medical Imaging Employees Can Apply for a RSL Development Award Scholarship through July 21 

Employees Can Apply for a HealthCare Horizon Scholarship to Advance their Education through July 25 

Employees Can Enjoy a Discount to the New Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay this Summer 

Read News from Your Facility

Upcoming Events 

Walk with a Doc in Bardstown July 12 

Walk with a Doc at Saint Joseph London July 12 

Walk with a Doc at Parklands July 12 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital July 15 

Neil R. Maxey Emergency Dept. Dedication at SJMS July 16 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 16 

Education Fair in Lexington July 17 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park July 19 

Walk to Victory Over Paralysis July 19 & 20 

CEU: What’s New–Palliative Care/Oncology Rehab July 23 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 23 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee July 26 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital July 29 

Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest (Discount Tickets!) Aug. 9 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 12 

Boots & BBQ Bash–OLOP Fundraiser Aug. 16 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 26 

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